@Meltdwhiskey, either you're not reading my posts right, or I'm not as good of a writer as I think I am, so I'm going to try to break this down so it's easier to understand.
Ha! Yeah, I realized we weren't really talking about the same thing when you wrote, "I'm not going to play golf with only my 8i through putter in the interest of scoring better. My handicap may go down, but..."
I have only been offering up thoughts on how a bogey golfer score score better with the skill set he has. Something alternative to just pulling driver on every box or hitting your longest club when you are 230 from the green, etc. But really analyzing how one of us bogey guys would get down with less strokes. Something akin to what I imagine Iacas and Wedzik write about in that book they are advertising, Lowest Score Wins. If you watch the video on the main page, they allude to things like:
What you shoot is what counts
Losing and wasting shots
Using statistic to determine the best strategy
Shooting lower scores immediately
Building a game plan
Lowering your score your very next round
These are the things that have fascinated me since I took golf back up a couple of years ago. Because I suck at hitting the golf ball, I started to really observe and think about strategy. I totally changed the way I played golf (strategically, not mechanically) and my handicap went from 25 to 16 in about 6 months (Hopefully improved ball striking was part of it as well!). I'm very interested to see what's in the book to find out if statistics support any of my ideas. But I'm a sucker for a statistical analysis. I have graphs of my golfing stats, my differentials, etc. I have similar things for my finances and things at work that the boss didn't ask me to do. You wanna know what I spent on the power bill in May of 2009? Gimme a sec I'll look it up in the spreadsheet.
I watch what other hack golfers do on the course and it has become my opinion that largely they don't play a strategy that gets them around in the least strokes. So - this being the bogey golfer thread and all - I thought I'd offer some alternative thoughts about strategy. Goodness knows I don't want to offer any thoughts on swing mechanics. And no offense - but I don't want to get any from the bogey thread either.
You seem to be offering thoughts on how to be better 5-10 years from now. And that's great. It just isn't the same conversation I've been having on my side. I've been talking about how to beat my friend Tony this weekend. Apparently we had no business with a dialogue on this as we were really talking about different things.